Music

CLASSROOM MUSIC PROGRAM

The classroom music program is supported by a qualified music specialist who provides a sequenced and cumulative learning plan involving composing, performing and aural skills. Vocal and instrumental work are incorporated in this program using the Kodaly, Orff and Yamaha teaching techniques. Music is also integrated with other subjects where possible, e.g. Mathematics, Reading, English Genres, History, Geography, Science and Religious Education.
 
Every two years the students preform in a School Variety concert. At the end of every year there is a Christmas concert. These help demonstrate the skills and talents of the students both vocally and instrumentally.
 
Music education is an integral part of the school curriculum with every student receiving a least one hour of class music per week. The school employs a specialist music teacher to work with students. There are several musical events each year. 
 
 

INDIVIDUAL MUSIC LESSONS:

​Instrumental Band ​St Joseph's is proud of its instrumental music program. Depending on the availability of young musicians the school tries to have two concert bands - junior and senior made up of about 50 students from years 3 - 6.The students receive one half hour lesson in school time as well as a 45 minute band lesson before school, each week. A specialist instrumental teacher is employed for these lessons. The band plays a number of times during the year as well as competing in the Queensland Catholic Colleges Music Festival during August and/or the Festival of Music Competition during October/November.
 
Instruments available through the program are.
 
Wind - flute, clarinet, bass clarinet, saxophone (alto/tenor)
Brass - trumpet, trombone, euphonium, and tuba
Percussion - snare drum, bass drum, cymbals, timpani, and glockenspiel
The instruments can be hired from about $25 a month.
​Piano ​This is provided by a visiting private tutor, for all age groups.
​Guitar ​This is provided by a visiting private tutor, for all age groups.